July 11, 2010

She Thinks I'm "Versatile"...

I received a lovely surprise around the Fourth of July, and wanted to give it my full attention, so it's time to tell you all about it. I was contacted by Barbara of Moore Whimsies, telling me that she had bestowed a blog award upon Brynwood Needleworks. What a lovely gesture! She also said that there were some rules for the recipients.

Here they are:
1. Thank the person who gave you the Award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 Bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

You know what a stickler I am about rules! Well, if you don't I'll tell you more about that at a later date.

1. Dear Barbara: I can't tell you what a pleasant surprise it was for me to receive your email telling me that I had received this award from you. I've enjoyed visiting your blog, and look forward to getting to know you better in the future. Thank you so much for selecting me among your new favorites.
xoxo Donna

2. Share seven things about me. OK...Here are seven things you may not have known about me before today.
  • I am a southpaw. That means I write with my left hand - however, I do most everything else with my right hand. I am only one of three left handed people in five generations in my family. Sadly, I'm the last of those three. I'm told that if you look at my handwriting, you would be unable to tell that I am a southpaw, and I do not roll my hand over in that funny way that most people who write with their left hand do. Also, don't ask me to teach you how to cross stitch, knit, crochet, etc. with my left hand. I don't know how.
  • I haven't colored my hair in nearly six years. It was my fiftieth birthday gift to myself. I had colored my hair (starting with Sun-In when I was 16) and hadn't seen my own color in all those years. I actually like the color it is now. Can you imagine how expensive it would be to color my hair every three weeks when I get my haircuts? Yup. I get my hair cut every three weeks (after four weeks, I start to resemble a schnauzer!).
  • I love clocks. However, I don't have many that "tick". I never noticed it before, but my percussionist husband, Handsome, told me that clocks all tick at a different rate and the multiple tick/tocks drive him nuts. Quiet clocks only at our house.
  • I'm not a gardener. I love the beautiful English gardens my mum created and tended while I was growing up, but my gardens are made of fabric and thread. Anything besides succulents dies under my care.
  • Of all the things I can make, there is one (that I know of for sure) that I can't make. Dolls. Soft sculpture, stuffed, hand made dolls. You won't find me even trying to make one again. I've been traumatized by this knowledge since 1985. (Here's the full story.) I don't want to talk about it anymore, thank you.
  • My favorite colors are soft, lavender/grey blue and light peach.
  • I am hopelessly, madly and totally in love with Handsome. I have been since I first set eyes on him in 1981. Period.
  • BONUS: I have a few nicknames. I most often answer to the following: Dee, Deece, and Wife. Heard less often, but also used: Donnie, Din and Sissyhead (by my sister, Diana). You can call me Donna, Dee or Deece.
3. & 4. I'll be contacting fifteen bloggers (who accept awards) who have my admiration for their inspiration and creativity. They'll be hearing from me this week.

Thanks again, Barbara. Please be sure to visit her blog and say "hello" from me.
A quick quilt update, too. I've completed three of my five strips of blocks. All the squares and rectangles are cut out, and all are assembled (except eight - I need to cut out a few more leaf squares to finish them), and ready to be assembled into the large blocks. There are four squares in each block. Remember, there are five blocks in each strip. So, I've finished fifteen blocks. and have ten blocks to go. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon's sewing. I'll give you an update when I've finished the blocks. Next step after that is sashing. More sewing today, with an update tomorrow.

There's still time to sign up for my mystery giveaway. I'll be making up four items this week (using the image on my giveaway button) and will give you a peek at what they look like very soon.

Thanks to everyone who has entered so far. Good luck to everyone!

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Sue said...

Donna,
When do you find time for everything else in your life you are always so busy sewing. You are an inspiration!
Sue

Deb said...

Congratulations on the Award!!! Your blog is always a source of inspiration. Love your progress on your quilt. I have to think of Spring when I look at it.

Michelle Palmer said...

Congratulations on your award! Thank you for sharing seven (+bonus) special things about you~ You're a treasure!
Hope you're having a great day! :)
Michelle

Michelle May said...

Hi girlfriend! Always great to learn even more about you. Congratulations on your award.
I love how the quilt is coming along.
Hugs and have a fun day!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations on your blog award! Well deserved! I'm a south paw, too. However, I do EVERYTHING with my left hand. :) Theresa

DeeDee said...

Couldn't have been sent to a better canidate that you....I think you are a versitale person there for a versitale crafter to...

Congrats Donna...

♥ Blue Creek Basement ♥ said...

Oh Wow! You're blog is just amazing. As I do frequently, I got lost in the web of blogs and stumbled across yours. Your work is amazing and your studio space is what I dream of having one day. Just so many things to look at, I will have to follow now :-)

Hope you have a wonderful week, Alex

Zuzu said...

Congratulations on your award, Donna! :)
Your quilt is coming out beautifully!
Have a wonderful week,
Zuzu

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Congrats on your blog award - You are such a busy lady ~ how do you fit it all in? My nickname is Dee or Deedee also- Have a great day!!!

The Paper Princess said...

Congrats, Donna - you are oh-so-deserving!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, this was so fun and I loved learning more about you! I love clocks and don't care if they work either! I am not a gardener either. I admire you for not coloring your hair. I was contemplating that just today. I have a new box of color sitting there waiting for me to use and I thought how great it would be never to do that again. Twyla

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